Business Development Manager

Joanna Planning and Strategy, Sales

Summary

Business development managers find new customers, and persuade existing ones to buy extra services.

Earn up to
£25000
per annum

You’ll work in a variety of businesses across the public and private sectors, or for charities.

Your day-to-day duties could include:

  • researching organisations to find new customers and identify who makes the decisions
  • ‘cold calling’ to arrange meetings at customers’ premises
  • finding out what an organisation needs and working with a team to plan proposals and pricing
  • selling products and services to new and existing customers
  • negotiating with customers and building positive relationships
  • attending events and conferences
  • writing reports and making presentations to customers and senior management
  • identifying new methods and opportunities for sales campaigns
  • forecasting sales targets and making sure they’re met
  • delivering training to business developers and junior sales teams